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Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India's Rural Poor?

Shylashri Shankar and Raghav Gaiha

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198085003
eISBN:
9780199082476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198085003.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

How can the government and citizens become more responsive to each other in alleviating poverty and reducing corruption? The book tests several intuitions including whether vulnerable groups demand ... More


Antipoverty transfers and zero extreme poverty targets

Armando Barrientos

in Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?: Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447335702
eISBN:
9781447335740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines how anti-poverty transfer programmes can drive global extreme poverty to zero. Current trends indicate that global poverty is a crucial issue not only in poor countries but also ... More


Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?: Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Hany Besada, Leah McMillan Polonenko, and Manmohan Agarwal (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447335702
eISBN:
9781447335740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations were deliberately ambitious, and they have been the subject of much debate. Now, with the 2015 target date for many of the goals ... More


Poverty Alleviation 1

T.N. Srinivasan

in Eight Lectures on India's Economic Reforms

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195652826
eISBN:
9780199080649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195652826.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses poverty alleviation efforts in India. Eradication of poverty has long been the overarching objective of Indian economic development. All the pre-independence plans for Indian ... More


Evaluating: determining the worth of social interventions

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses the process of evaluating — with the role of social science in the establishment of outcomes and effectiveness in the achievement of those outcomes. It reviews the role of ... More


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